Roughly 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims live in Myanmar, where their rights are limited and their movements restricted. The Myanmar government has vowed to investigate the matter following a UN report condemning the discriminatory policies.
The US said the Myanmar army was complicit in "ethnic cleansing" and other human rights abuses against the Rohingya minority. But the Myanmar military's top brass have escaped sanction.
In 1988, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi became the face of a popular democracy movement in Myanmar. Thirty years on, the Southeast Asian country has a democratic government, but there is much to be desired.
As Bangladesh fears it will be left alone with over 1 million Rohingya refugees, DW spoke with Minister of State Niels Annen from the German Foreign Ministry about how the international community can solve the crisis.
Senior Myanmar military officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, rights group Amnesty International said in a new report that reveals fresh evidence of atrocities committed against the Rohingya people.
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